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Research Partnership Development Officer

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Closing date
Jun 18, 2021

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Research Partnership Development Officer

Date Posted: 06/03/2021
Req ID: 4134
Faculty/Division: OISE
Department: OISE:Ofc of the Dean
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

Academic Divisions are continually seeking to amplify the impact of their research and innovation activities as part of strategic plans. To enable this, Divisions are adding new divisional research officers to augment the expertise and bandwidth of existing highly skilled individuals already in place.

The Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI) will bring these individuals together into a community of practice. The Associate VicePresident, Research will play a convening role for this community.

OISE is recognized as a global leader in graduate programs in teaching and learning, continuing teacher education, and education research. As one of the largest and most research-intensive faculties of education in North America, OISE is an integral part of the University of Toronto - Canada’s most dynamic and comprehensive institution of higher learning.

OISE is committed to enhancing the social, economic, political and cultural well-being of individuals and communities locally, nationally and globally through leadership in teaching, research and advocacy. A unique place to work, learn and grow, OISE addresses current and emerging challenges with the scale, academic excellence and collaborative energy that few institutions in the world can claim.

Your opportunity:

Working in collaboration with the Division of the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI), the Research Partnership Development Officer will support the OISE research community to advance OISE’s and the University of Toronto’s strategic approach to research partnerships and build and expand collaborative research partnerships with Canadian and international government, NGO, community, and other public and private sector organizations. A key member of the OISE Associate Dean, Research, International and Innovation research team, the incumbent will support the development of the OISE frameworks and processes necessary to enable a robust research partnership strategy; work proactively with researchers to identify, develop, and support collaborative research projects; and identify, gather, analyze, and promote measures of impact of collaborative research projects.

The Research Partnership Development Officer will report to the OISE Director of Research and International Initiatives, take direction from the OISE Associate Dean, Research, International and Innovation, and work collaboratively with Department Chairs, Centre Directors, and researchers. The Research Partnership Development Officer will assist faculty members with partnership-focused research strategies to identify research partners and funding sources, support proposal development, and connect to other resources and supports (e.g., writing support, budget development, and establishing agreements, applying University and divisional guidelines and processes as appropriate). In addition, the incumbent will work with external organizations and community partners to explore shared interests and develop opportunities for mutually beneficial research partnerships, including long-term relationships. The incumbent will also work in collaboration with teams across the University of Toronto (including, where applicable, Partnerships and Community Engagement, and Advancement) to ensure that OISE advances a coordinated approach to partnership building that maximizes opportunities for growing sponsored research partnerships. Coordination and collaboration with Business and Partnership Development specialists in the Offices of the Vice President Research & Innovation, Vice President International, and within other Divisions on outreach to - and partnership with - government, NGOs, and industry is also required.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying, developing and executing strategies for research and development collaborations
  • Researching and recommending new opportunities for external collaborations and partnerships
  • Developing marketing and partnership plans that support research needs and objectives
  • Developing and implementing strategies to maximize the economic and social impact of research partnerships
  • Fostering and maintaining networks to build capacity and collaboration
  • Developing and implementing plans to support areas of research relevant to partnership needs that are consistent with the University’s academic mission
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance

+Essential Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in an academic, government, or non-government research environment.
  • Experience identifying, attracting and sustaining partnerships with government, NGO, foundation, community, and/or private sector partners.
  • Experience developing frameworks and processes to enable strategic systems approaches to complex issues and environments.
  • Understanding of and experience working with local, national, and international partnership-based research funding programs (e.g., Tri-Agency partnership-focused programs, Mitacs, Ontario Research Fund, National Centers of Excellence).
  • Demonstrated ability to identify new partnership sectors and organizations.
  • Experience with building effective relationships with diverse groups, including researchers, funders, and community organizations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines, managing competing deadlines efficiently with an eye to meeting priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with faculty, staff and students.
  • Tact, initiative, independence, good judgment and patience.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience collaborating in the development and implementation of a research impact strategy, with a focus on impacts of collaborative research.
  • Experience providing partnership development expertise to assist faculty members in grant strategy with respect to partnership opportunities.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures related to research at the University of Toronto, and ability to interpret these policies.

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Achievement oriented
  • Communicator
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

Closing Date: 06/14/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 15 -- $84,316 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $107,826. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


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Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
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